Employee Privacy and Off-Duty Conduct: Balancing Company Interests Against Employee Rights

How does the law balance the employer’s interest in preserving its business and reputation in this era of social media against the employee’s interest in privacy and free speech? In this article, we cover the best practices employers and counsel should employ to guard against the legal and business risks associated with damaging off-duty conduct by employees, as explained by Karla Grossenbacher, partner at Seyfarth Shaw; Stephanie Sessions Perkins, managing shareholder at Perkins Law Group; and Rhonda Prussack, head of fiduciary and employment practices liability at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, during a recent webinar sponsored by Strafford CLE Webinars. See “Crafting a Multinational Employer Social Media Policy After Cambridge Analytica” (May 16, 2018).

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